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July, 2012

  • 2 July

    New Orleans Dishes – Our Guide to the Best Foods in the Big Easy

    New Orleans is famous for its cuisine and the food here is like nowhere else in the world. If you take a holiday to New Orleans, forget about your healthy diet for a few days and simply indulge in the delicious smorgasbord of stick-to-your-ribs Southern cooking that this amazing city has to offer. We had such a blast trying as …

June, 2012

  • 22 June

    Global Goose is Flying to Thailand!

    In only a few short days, Lee and I will be setting foot on a brand new travel adventure on a continent where neither of us has ventured before. We will be flying from Washington DC, USA to Bangkok, Thailand to embark on a backpacking trip around Southeast Asia! Between the cheap cost of living in Thailand, the gorgeous beaches …

  • 20 June

    Top Things to Do in Washington DC

    As American as apple pie, festooned with cherry blossoms and brimming with museums and marble monuments, Washington DC is more than just a political city full of paperwork and bureaucrats. It was designed by a Parisian and you can see the influence in the wide tree lined boulevards, open front porches and lack of skyscrapers. With world class art, culture …

  • 19 June

    Why New Zealand is Brilliant for Working Holidays

    Back in 2009, I had the travel itch and I had it bad. I wanted to live in another country for a long time, long enough to get to know the people, the geography and the culture. I knew I didn’t have the funds to travel long term, so the perfect solution was a working holiday visa.

  • 18 June

    Why I Am In Love With St. John’s, Newfoundland

    Brightly coloured row houses are perched on back-breakingly steep streets. An industrial wharf is home to enormous fishing boats which are dwarfed by the rocky ridges of the enclosed harbor. The endless icy North Atlantic sea surrounds the protected bay and icebergs float serenely by like clouds in a clear blue sky. As soon as I arrived in St. John’s …

  • 15 June

    How to Travel Without a Car in North America

    North America is vast and spread out which makes Canada and the USA harder to travel without a car than other countries. We recently backpacked across Canada and down into the USA without having our own vehicle. These are some of the methods of transport that we relied on to travel without a car, in descending order from most expensive …

  • 4 June

    Top Five Things to Do In New Orleans

    We have fallen head over heels in love with the atmosphere, scenery, cuisine and culture of New Orleans. If you are planning a trip to the Big Easy, here are the top five Global Goose recommended experiences:

  • 2 June

    Beyond London: Cornwall

    The ancient kingdom of Cornwall is home to the longest stretch of continuous coastline in Britain and is one of the most popular regions of the UK with travellers and holiday-makers. The sun seems to shine a little more in this part of the UK upon the rugged coastal cliffs and the old market towns. Its fascinating Celtic history is …

May, 2012

  • 30 May

    Does the Airport Count? When Can You Claim That You’ve Been Somewhere?

    Lee and I both have a stamp for Dubai, United Arab Emirates on our passports, but we don’t list it as a destination when we are counting up the places where we have travelled. Technically, we have been to Dubai. We have set foot on Dubai soil, but have we really BEEN there?

  • 26 May

    Is Long Term Travel For You?

    Do you read travel blogs every day and dream of the long term travel lifestyle? Would you give everything to pack up your backpack and set out to travel the world for six months, a year, two years or even longer? Traveling long term is an amazing adventure and it will bring you many unforgettable experiences. However, there are also …

  • 18 May

    Photos: Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

    Banff National Park is truly one of the most beautiful natural areas of Canada and in my humble opinion, one of the most stunning landscapes I have ever visited in my life. The towering rugged shapes of the mountains, the pale blue of the glacial lakes and rivers, the thick green forests, and the dramatic skies fill me with awe …

  • 17 May

    Global Goose is Going to New Orleans!

    In one week Lee and I will be heading down south to New Orleans to revel in the lively culture of the “Big Easy”. We had a six day break over the long weekend and we decided that the 23 hour bus journey from Virginia was worth it to get a chance to see this legendary city. I have wanted …

  • 16 May

    Searching For Moose in Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland

    It was a cold winter day in Newfoundland and we were being driven up and down winding roads through the mountains, watching the icy mountainous landscape roll past us. Our amazing Couchsurfing hosts in Corner Brook insisted on taking us up to visit Gros Morne National Park during our stay. We are grateful that they did, because after a few …

  • 15 May

    No Plan, No Problem: Why You Should Trust Your Future Self

    “What are your future plans?” “Where do you see yourself in five years?” “Do you ever want to settle down and start a family?” “Where do you think you and Lee will live?” “Are you going to eventually stop traveling and settle down?” If we had a dollar for every time we were asked one of these questions, we would …

  • 13 May

    Cross Canada Adventure: Boats, Forts and Immigrants in Halifax, Nova Scotia

    Well, we finally arrived in Halifax! After three months of ferries, trains, buses and rides from strangers we achieved our goal: to travel across Canada. It seems like the journey went by fast, but then when we think about all of the places we have been and the people we have met, we realize that we have packed a lifetime …

  • 11 May

    World’s Coolest Cities: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Rio de Janeiro (sometimes simply referred to as Rio) attracts so many travellers every year that it is not only the most visited city in South America, but in the entire Southern Hemisphere. All of those visitors know one thing: Rio de Janeiro is one of the World’s Coolest Cities. From its gorgeous natural beaches and lively carnival celebrations, to …

  • 10 May

    Maritime Beauty and Eating Competitions in New Brunswick – Cross Canada Adventure

    After the charming European atmosphere of Quebec City, we took another epic overnight train journey towards Moncton, New Brunswick. To be perfectly honest I had no idea what to expect from this bilingual Maritime province. It doesn’t get a lot of publicity and I can’t remember ever meeting anyone who was from New Brunswick. It is one of the more …

  • 9 May

    Trattoria der Pallaro – A Rome Restaurant Worth Remembering

    There are many great restaurants in Rome but there is only one that I feel I have a duty to recommend. The Trattoria der Pallaro won my heart early on. Upon arriving we were seated by a friendly Italian guy and asked one simple question, “Red or white?”. This was the only question he needed to ask, as this Rome …

  • 7 May

    Parental Advice that Does Apply to Travellers

    Previously we featured an article about the advice that your parents told you which doesn’t really apply when you travel around the world. However, there are also some examples of parental advice which are very appropriate for travelers. Here are a few of the things that your mom and dad told you which you should keep in mind while you …

  • 4 May

    Beyond London: The Wild Beauty of Wales

    (This is the third post in our Beyond London Series, a collection of destination guides that encourage backpackers to get out of the capital and explore the rest of the UK.) When you mention the UK to most travellers, they will immediately think of the capital and largest city, London. In fact, it almost seems that people around the world …

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